Review Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 5/8/2024 - 6:00 PM
Category: Business/Action Items
Type: Info
Subject: 17.3 Review of Additional Courses of Study for Alternative Diploma Coursework
LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) Goal:
Goal 1:
All students will receive a high quality education in a safe and welcoming environment with equitable and high expectations, access to technology, and instruction in the California State Standards that prepare them for college and career.
Goal 2:
High quality, culturally proficient, and responsive staff will provide engaging instruction respectful of all students' backgrounds to ensure they are college and career ready.
File Attachment:
Dynamic Healthy Living Course of Study.pdf
Dynamic Personal Finance Course of Study.pdf
Summary: Beginning in the school year 23/24, the District was required to implement new regulations regarding issuing an Alternative High School Diploma to students who are eligible. Students who would take these courses are those who entered grade 9 in the 22-23 school year or later if they are eligible to take the state alternate assessments and they are required to complete state standards-aligned coursework. This course of study is standards-aligned and meets the requirements outlined in education code 51225.31. Several courses were piloted in the 23-24 school year and feedback was obtained regarding the courses which were ultimately board approved in April 2024. Feedback from multiple staff is that additional coursework in mathematics and health education are requested. These courses will be piloted in the 24/25 school year.
Fiscal Impact
Recommendation: Review of course of study pilot for two courses of study in the Dynamic Pathway leading to an Alternative Diploma per staff recommendation
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Wendi Aghily - Chief, Pupil Services and Special Education
Signed By:
Dr. Adam Clark - Superintendent